How to improve English communication and Poor Public Speaking Skills?

How to improve English communication and Poor Public Speaking Skills
How to improve English communication and Poor Public Speaking Skills
  • There are many people who have a good grip on the language but hesitate in speaking. Ask them to write something and you will be stunned to see how well they know the language. But then, what’s the problem in speaking?

    You would be surprised to know that the majority of people feel nervous while talking to other people, especially in English.

If you are one of them, here are some efficient and easy tips to improve your communication skills and confidence:

‣Listen to what the person is saying

While having a conversation with someone, you must listen to them. Listen to each and every word they are saying.

Listening to each other is the basis of a conversation. If you could not understand anything, ask them to repeat it. Once you know what they are saying, you can formulate your response. If you don’t know what the other person is saying, you cannot reply anyway.

‣Who are you having conversations with?

Who you are talking to is an important point to keep into consideration while having a conversation. If you are communicating with your friends, you can use informal language. You can be easy and afford to make mistakes.

But, if you are conversing in a formal setting, you must be alert while talking. Maintain your poise, keep your confidence high, take a deep breath and carry out the conversation.

If you are in a placement interview, you must use Business English. For those, who do not know what business English is, it is formal English that is used in the corporate world. It incorporates the use of business and commerce related terms and phrases. Professional emails and faxes are written in business English.

To be fluent in business English, you need to learn business vocabulary. There are many online tutorials that help in polishing business English. You can give mock interviews to learn business vocabulary and phrases and simultaneously, prepare for the interview.

‣Body language matters

While talking to someone, you must pay attention to your body language. Don’t come across as uncomfortable while speaking. Keep eye contact and speak with full confidence.

‣Be brief

While talking to someone, try to impart more by saying less. Be brief but clear. If you keep on exaggerating things, you may end up saying a lot without making any sense. This will further tarnish your confidence.

Be precise and confident.

‣Think before you speak

Always take a pause before speaking. Think about what you are saying to spare yourself the embarrassment.

How to improve public speaking?

Public speaking demands confidence and a good grip on English. If you keep the above-mentioned tips in mind while speaking, you can easily speak in front of the public.

Here are more ways to improve public speaking skills:

‣Prepare and practice

It is not a big deal to get nervous in front of the crowd. But, if you hit the stage preceded by days of preparation and practice, you won’t get nervous.

Prepare yourself months ahead. Speaking in front of the mirror is the best way to practice. By watching yourself speaking, you come face to face with your mistakes.

‣Who is the audience

If you know who your audience is, you can connect with them. Learn about your listeners. This will help you in speaking fluently in front of them.

‣Don’t be someone else

If you try to be someone else on the stage, it will definitely make you nervous. Be yourself and talk swiftly.

‣Learn to receive the feedback

You don’t need to ask for feedback. Watch the expression of your audience and you would know if they are happy or unhappy.

After receiving the feedbacks, work on your weak points.

These are the easy ways to improve your public speaking skills. If you follow these tips, gradually your fear of speaking in public will vanish and you would be able to speak with full confidence.

 

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Want to Improve your English? Practice English With Experts

English learning app
English learning app

If I ask you on the very first day of your fitness training to do 30 push-ups and you enthusiastically say ……

Okay! Let’s do it and you started doing.

Great! I am your coach here and I am counting…. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,… & so on…
(After 12 push-ups)

Oh, God! It’s too painful…..
You feel like giving up after 12 push-ups and there you say: I can’t do anymore!
Oh No! What happened to you after 12 pushups? Don’t you have enough strength?

Right?

Now if I ask you to keep on doing it on a daily basis, then what will happen after a month?

You’ll be able to do 30 push-ups or even more very easily. Why?

Because now you’ve got enough strength and that’s how you build your stamina.

The same thing applies when it comes to your English communication. You need to practice speaking English daily to improve your communication skills. All I want you to do is to speak English with a new person every day. Whatever words you are learning, call the random person, talk with him/her and use those words. Take the critics, listen to feedback and improve. Keep on doing this for a month and I bet, you will see improvements.

 

Now you’re wondering how to find a random person to speak English every day, And why a random person? I can talk to my friend or my brother.

So here is another tip:

Doing it daily is important because you gotta build strength, but doing it daily with a new person is as important. And here is why:

 

Did you ever notice you get super comfortable with your friends and family. And it’s easy to say things and communicate with them. But that’s not what happens when you go for that job interview or meet someone and there you need to talk in English. That new person with whom you need to communicate is a total stranger & it gets weirder when that person doesn’t care about your knowledge but instead how well you communicate in English.

 

Hey listen, you have been practicing English with your friends and family so far. So your mind is not ready to carry on a conversation in English with a stranger in a comfortable way. You start sweating, panic starts and then you lose control over what you speak or you get quiet for a long time and that makes a bad impression. So the takeaway here is that you’re not ready to communicate in English with strangers.

 

So in your practice, what was missing? That Stranger was missing.
You need to bring a nice stranger to practice English every day. The good thing is, you don’t need to go on a hunt for a stranger every day. Just call EngVarta and it will find you a nice stranger (verified English experts) who speaks English and is ready to help you improve your communication.

 

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How Video Games can help you to Remove Hesitation & Speak English Fluently?

How Video Games can help you to Remove Hesitation
How Video Games can help you to Remove Hesitation

How to get over your fear of being judged & speak English like you’re playing a video game?

  • Today we are going to uncover a big secret for all of you – ‘the real trick of speaking English confidently’.
    Have you ever thought that while filling any form, why written and spoken English capability is asked differently?
    People think that it is quite obvious that if you know English well, you also know how to write and speak English equally?
    But it’s not like that! It is not at all necessary that if you are good at writing or reading English, then your spoken English is also good. Many times people with lower proficiency in English speak fluently while the higher proficiency one’s stutter with aaa… auu…ooo… umm.
When you speak in any language, it all comes down to your level of confidence and your fear of being judged. Even when things are clear up here our nerves can affect our speech. In such situation either we stammer or we make grammatical mistakes, which in turns make us more nervous and this vicious cycle continue until we lose our confidence.

 

Now this is the root cause of this problem, but what is the solution for it? We found out that best solution for this problem is playing video games. You must be surprised, in a few moments we will make it clear, but first tell us, have you ever played video games in your childhood? Or do you still play games on your phone like Candy Crush, Subway Surfer, Temple Run, etc. ? Definitely the answer will be Yes! Most of us have and still do play one or the other game regularly.

 

Now, it’s time to take learning from them.

 

When you play any game, your target is to cross the level or to achieve a certain number of coins and whether you are good at it or not, you concentrate and totally dedicate yourself to achieve that target. And if you sit back to analyze every step while playing game, then times up and you lose that game because you did not achieve the set target in the given time.

 

Now when it comes to English speaking, your focus should be the target, i.e. getting your point across. The main point is that the listener should understand your views. If you focus on what you want to say, the words will follow, but if you give all your focus on saying it correctly, you might lose sight of your point and starts fumbling and feeling conscious.

 

But who are you afraid of? The one with whom you are conversing in English, or someone from the Society, you developed a thinking that they know better English than you. But that’s not the reason you’re Just scared of “Shame,” the reason for your fear is “what people will say” or “people will laugh at me”

 

You are scared of that the society might laugh at you and may not encourage you. Our video games, even teach us to overcome this fear as well. Imagine you are at a gaming arcade or fun zone, now when you play here you are playing for fun and you are not bothered about who’s watching you or what might that person say. In fact, many times you also get encouragement because no one is there to judge you.

 

If you play these games in pressure, it is quite obvious that mistakes will occur. When you start thinking that you have to play better to impress people, then this can increase your chances of mistakes. Instead of this, think like “I have to convey my point, maybe people will judge me, but if I am able to understand what the person is trying to convey and I am able to convey my thoughts then this is itself a wonderful start.

 

Let me cite an example; remember the speech of Akshay Kumar in Padman that he gives to the foreigners in broken English. Akshay was having confidence within himself, and he explained all what he wanted to, in that inaccurate English and got appreciation as well.

 

It is entirely obvious that if you speak out with confidence, then it might be possible that you might nullify those few mistakes gradually. But if you will not be able to speak because of the fear of mistakes, then what is the use of it?
To build your confidence while speaking English, imagine yourself as that child who is learning to speak. He does not fear what someone will say, he just tries to learn something new each day.

 

He makes mistakes and the people laugh at him as well, even then too child never quits walking on the path of learning. There is an idiom in English “Practice makes a man perfect”. So do not fear what people might say, just concentrate on what you have to say and say it with confidence.

 

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